Introduction to Photography | Short Course

Learn the Basics Of Photography And Get Familiar With Your Camera.

Understanding Aperture

'Aperture is measured in ‘f-stops’.


The sensitivity of the camera's sensor or sensitivity of film.

Shutter speed

The amount of time that the camera's shutter is open.

Learn the Basics Of Photography in just 4 weeks!

In this course, we will get you comfortable with your camera and related equipment as well as exploring the basics of digital photography. Here we focus on camera operation, achieving correct exposure using the manual camera mode, a good understanding of lighting and contrast management, and, the basics of composition.


  • Lesson 1

    Camera Kits and Essential Equipment.

    Basic Camera layout and controls.

    Automatic modes vs. Manual camera mode.

    Setting up the camera for this course.

    Getting correct exposure – How  ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed work together.

    Self Study and Practical Assignment.

  • Lesson 4

    Semi-Automatic modes and when to use them.

    Basic fill-in flash using the pop-up flash.

    RAW vs JPEG.

    Reviewing of Practical Assignment (Slide Show).

  • Lesson 2

    Questions and answers on Practical Assignment.


    The visual effect of lenses.

    Focusing Distance and Accurate Focusing.

    Crop and Full Frame sensors.

    Understanding Light and Contrast.

    Self Study and Practical Assignment.

  • Lesson 3

    Questions and answers on Practical Assignment.

    ISO and the effect on Image Quality, capturing movement, using Depth of Field.

    White Balance and the Colour of light.

    Basic composition - what makes a good photo.

    Self Study and Practical Assignment.

  • What camera should you use?

    A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is a great option for taking this course. It doesn't have to be an expensive or fancy model. Any camera that uses interchangeable lenses like, a DSLR or mirrorless is fine. Bridge cameras can work, but be aware that you will have limited control of Shutter Speeds and Apertures. Compact cameras are not recommended.

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  • Course Dates and Times.

    Wednesday evenings From 6 pm to 9 pm  Saturday Mornings From 9 am To 12 pm

    *Please Enquire on next available enrolment date. Please confirm dates and availability with the store. 

  • Location

    226 Harry Sneech Road , Strijdom Park Randburg 2169.

  • Booking Your Spot

    Booking is essential.

    The Price Per Person R2 995. 

    Small Classes | 4 Week Course.

    All Covid-19 Protocols Will Be Adhered To.

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    226 Harry Sneech Road , Strijdom Park Randburg 2169.



    011 251 2400

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